Shillong: Following the recent COVID-19 cases reported at Gauhati Medical College & Hospital (GMCH) and Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute (BBCI) in Guwahati in neighbouring Assam, the Meghalaya government has appealed all residents of the state to report to the 108 helpline number if they visited any of these two medical institutions in the last 14 days.
Deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong appealed that if any person or patient from Meghalaya had visited GMCH or BBCI in Guwahati for treatment or other purposes during the last 14 days with effect from April 23, they are requested to register by calling the 108 helpline.
The government had also advised that all such persons are requested to be under strict home quarantine along with their family members for the next 14 days.
Tynsong informed that once they register the concerned department will follow up with them. He also urged the citizens that no one should panic and to stay calm since these are normal protocols that needed to be carried out.
Meanwhile, chief minister Conrad K Sangma made a similar appeal on Twitter requesting all those who visited either of the medical institute to report to 108 helpline.
Concerning the people stranded in the Northeast states, 2,623 were received till Saturday afternoon. The government is hopeful that by Sunday, about 3,000 registered people will be able to reach home.